Friday, December 17, 2010

A Dose of Third Grade Sillies!

Well, it didn't turn out quite like I expected, but we had fun! Third graders learned that in Surrealism, artists put together objects that didn't belong together (juxtaposition), put things in places they didn't usually belong (dislocation), and metamorphosed objects (transformation).

They used these methods to make surreal food for our "Salvador Deli". Somehow, it seems a lot of the food has either sprouted wheels or been enhanced by eyeballs.

Come join us at the Salvador Deli, where your food may stare back at you, or even walk, fly, or drive away! I've suggested that maybe the cafeteria ought to have a surreal lunch day, and serve some unusually transformed food, but I'm not sure they want to give it a try. Maybe they're worried nobody will have the nerve to actually eat the surreal food!


  1. What fun! I know those kids enjoyed that lesson. You always have the best ideas.

  2. The banana cruiser looks ready to take off! I like the way you displayed the "foods" in what looks like a real deli case.

  3. Hey..not sure if it posted before...if you go to the upper right hand corner of my blog you will see where I got the snow! :)

  4. Thanks for the comment about the deli case. I was after school on Friday with silver contact paper, trying to make it work, and nothing seemed to go as planned even though it took me FOREVER! I'm glad to know it was recognized as a deli case! I put some sheets of clear plastic over the front as the "glass", and that seemed to help quite a bit.